Congratulations to our newest certified operator, Fraser Island Boat Charters, for achieving ECO Certification at the Ecotourism level for its Bareboating Yacht Hire, Skippered Charters and Big Woody Island Tours.
Fraser Island Charter Boats operates throughout the Great Sandy Strait and their charter area stretches as far north as Rooney Point off K’gari (Fraser Island) and south through the straits to Inskip Point.
With Bareboat Yacht Hire you can explore the waters of the Great Sandy Strait at your own pace for a unique holiday. Or if you just want to sit back and relax. They also offer private skippered charters including full catering options.
The tourism experience run by Fraser Island Boat Charters features a focus on awareness of the rich natural assets on the Fraser Coast and aims to utilise this awareness in minimising their impact on the Great Sandy Marine Park.
Given they operate small vessels, with a maximum of 32 people for a day charter and 10 for an overnight charter, they can significantly reduce their long term impacts on the local environment. The company has also installed solar on their charters to reduce their energy consumption.
Fraser Island Charter Boats contribute to the conservation objectives of the Great Sandy Marine Park by informing guests through both interpretive talks and reading materials on how to protect and conserve marine species and ecosystems, particularly throughout the winter season when the humpbacks whales visit the Hervey Bay region.
Congratulations once again to Fraser Island Boat Charters for achieving ECO Ecotourism certification and welcome to the Ecotourism Australia family!